Re: OT: Seeking Advice on Purchasing a Laptop
On 11/26/2012 11:51 PM, Stefan Monnier wrote:
1. Proprietary drivers are generally written by the folks who know the
product the best, and so have the best chance of working without bugs.
2. Unless you intend to modify the driver yourself by modifying the
underlying code, why should you care if it's proprietary?
3. Probably come in both deb and rpm form, so should install easily on
4. May even have instructions, which is more than can be said for most
5. If it works when you install it, there should be no reason *ever* to
update it. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it!" --Ann Landers
The problem with proprietary drivers is of course that they're
proprietary, but on top of that, they aren't as hassle-free to install